PhD Partnership with Durham University

This PhD partnership allows successful applicants to undertake the Durham PhD programme while based at St Mellitus College

Key Information

Durham University

The PhD Partnership with Durham University programme is validated by Durham University.

What is validation?

Under this partnership, students will be co-supervised by a member of Durham’s Department of Theology of Religion and a member of SMC staff. Please note that PhD students on this route become students of Durham University and can only enter the programme by applying to and being accepted by Durham University, however initial discussion should take place with St Mellitus College prior to contacting the University. The process from initial contact to confirmation of acceptance on the programme will normally take several months.

In the first instance, prospective students can either (1) approach a member of the SMC academic staff team directly to enquire about PhD supervision or (2) email with details of their proposed area of research.

More information, including the full application process, can be found at:

If you require further information about this programme, or anything related to studying at St Mellitus College please get in touch.